In observance of Ski Safety Month, Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas will host safety-related programs in Summit and across the state.
In January, Colorado ski areas will host safety demonstrations, ski patrol ski-alongs, avalanche safety training, helmet safety giveaways and other activities. Guests are encouraged to ask ski area employees for help and assistance if they have safety-related or other questions during their visit.
In Summit, Ski Country USA members include Copper Mountain Resort and Arapahoe Basin ski area.
Copper Mountain will recognize National Safety Month with Safety Fest in Center Village from Jan. 9 to the end of the month. Participants will learn about grooming and snow cats with Slope Operations, learn terrain park safety with Woodward Copper, meet Copper’s youngest patrollers and learn about first aid with Copper Mountain Junior Ski Patrol. There will also be programs on sun safety, helmet safety, patrol dogs, backcountry skiing, avalanche awareness, forest safety and a tour of Copper’s air-transport helicopter. Guests who visit each safety tent will be entered into a daily-prize drawing with prizes totaling $10,000.
Copper also invites all guests to visit Patrol Headquarters or Timberline Patrol to meet the ski patrol staff, learn some insider tips from the pros, and perhaps meet an avalanche dog and while sipping free hot cocoa. For more information, visit http://www.CopperColorado.com.
A-Basin will host a “Safety Village” in Mountain Goat Plaza January 12 to 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arapahoe Basin’s Avalanche Rescue Dogs will be in the Safety Village, along with skier and rider safety presentations, a Your Responsibility Code recitation contest, and information on the “Ride Another Day” safety campaign.